(zoster, vaccine live, attenuated [Oka/Merck], refrigerator-stable)
Shingles has been described as excruciating, intense, potentially debilitating, with nerve pain that can last for months or even years.
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It can occur at any time, with no warning.
Can be excruciating
Can interfere with normal, everyday activities including walking, sleeping and social activities
Can cause long-lasting nerve pain - known as postherpetic neuralgia or PHN
Can lead to emotional distress
For many people with PHN, even a breeze or the touch of clothing can cause severe pain. If you are 50 or over, you’re at increased risk of shingles.
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